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I love making resources that take concepts from the curriculum, and express them in an abstract and engaging way. I have seen great improvements in the grades of the children in the classes as I teach as a result of this labour intensive (but ultimately rewarding) approach. My big passion is reading. Whether it is a comprehension activity or something with a maths or grammar focus; you can guarantee that reading skills to develop understanding will underpin it. Richard Reading for Success

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I love making resources that take concepts from the curriculum, and express them in an abstract and engaging way. I have seen great improvements in the grades of the children in the classes as I teach as a result of this labour intensive (but ultimately rewarding) approach. My big passion is reading. Whether it is a comprehension activity or something with a maths or grammar focus; you can guarantee that reading skills to develop understanding will underpin it. Richard Reading for Success
Guided Reading - World War One
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Guided Reading - World War One

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2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. This remarkable set of TEN guided reading activities uncovers the horror, humanity and humour of life in the Great War. Each activity focuses on a different part of the war, such as life in the trenches; the Christmas Truce and the assasination of Franz Ferdinand. Also, find out about the fascinating story of the British soldier who spared the life of a young Adolf Hitler. These guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, test children’s retrieval, inference and deduction skills. They will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children explore these stories for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Reading Comprehensions - Stories of Survival
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Reading Comprehensions - Stories of Survival

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Apollo 13 Plane crash in the Andes Mine rescue in Chile Castaway This collection of four guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, tests children’s inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children explore these remarkable stories for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required. PLEASE SEE MY NEW PACKAGE - AGAINST ALL ODDS - Four more amazing stories of survival!
Maths Mastery Times Tables Activities.
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Maths Mastery Times Tables Activities.

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Engaging activities for multiplication facts. These multiplication fact sheets have been a great hit with my students, and I’m sure they will be with yours too. They will help students understand the concept of multiplication, as well as memorize their multiplication facts. They can be used as morning work, bell work, extra activities for early finishers, or even homework. Every page is aligned to the Common Core Standards. Students will learn to: - identify numbers in times tables - work out spellings of numbers in cryptic puzzles. - sequence numbers forwards and backwards - explore the relationship between multiplication and division - compare calculations - process information in word problems The activities not only test a child’s math skills, they also encourage them to use logic, reasoning and comprehension skills. Each worksheet is double sided and space is maximised to challenge your children with TEN different times table related activities linked to the table you are studying. Answers are provided. Your children will become familiar with the format as they work their way through the exercises table by table. Your children will certainly enjoy this different approach to learning their times tables! CONTENTS 3x table activity sheet 3x table answers 4x table activity sheet 4x table answers 5x table activity sheet 5x table answers 6x table activity sheet 6x table answers 7x table activity sheet 7x table answers 8x table activity sheet 8x table answers 9x table activity sheet 9x table answers 11x table activity sheet 11x table answers 12x table activity sheet 12x table answers
Winter Olympics 2022 Reading Comprehension Package
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Winter Olympics 2022 Reading Comprehension Package

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This package on the 2022 Winter Olympics is full of interesting facts, stories and statistics which will inspire and challenge your students through a range of Common Core-aligned reading activities. The reading skills that children will develop are in finding and recalling facts, inference, word meaning and summarising. CONTENTS 2022 Winter Olympics: Beijing – Comprehension questions based on the 24th Winter Olympics and further questions on China. This includes some geography. Sports of the Winter Olympics – A guide to four prominent winter sports with some interesting questions based on photographs that refer to the text. An Olympics like no other – A text exploring the use of artificial snow at Beijing 2022, and the threat of Covid-19 during the games. These questions rely on children using inference and summary skills. History of Winter Olympics – Tables and infographics containing statistics on where past games have been held and which nations and individuals have won the most medals. A series of number-based questions follow. Unlikely Olympic Heroes – The wonderful stories of the Jamaican Bobsled team and Eddie the Eagle, who lit up the 1988 games in Calgary. Questions compare the stories, request students to identify the obstacles, and relate the stories to personal experience. A Bit About Me Before teaching, I was a journalist. I still work as a freelance writer, and like nothing more than writing engaging texts to challenge and inspire children and young people. I choose subjects that may not be on the curriculum but are still of great importance for students to know about. Everything I write has been comprehensively researched from a number of sources and been written by myself. No plagiarism here! This is all original material. My questions are pitched at a high level, but with a bit of patience and persistence (and some adult help if necessary) most students will have great fun as they learn, especially as the penny drops I am aware of the impact of printed resources on our environment so try to condense my reading activities into as compact a space as possible. Hopefully this will help you save time in printing, and keep the bills down! Check out my store if you enjoy this – you’re sure to find more. Thanks!
Guided Reading - Stories of Survival
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Guided Reading - Stories of Survival

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Apollo 13 Plane crash in the Andes Mine rescue in Chile Castaway This collection of four guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, tests children’s inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children explore these remarkable stories for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Home Learning: Reading Comprehensions - Text comparisons - NORTH AMERICA
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Home Learning: Reading Comprehensions - Text comparisons - NORTH AMERICA

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This guided reading resource includes a pair of texts about North America with four comprehension skills sheets to complete, providing reading passages and questions that are challenging and engaging. Using the ‘LIMS’ approach, students work through Literal, Inference, Meaning and Summary questions to ensure that in the course of a week, they have practised skills in reading right across the curriculum. Text is differentiated and an answer scheme is provided. Suggested itinerary: Day 1 (30 mins) – Read both texts as a class. Highlight key parts. Discuss together. What have we learned? What do we want know more about? It is worth asking the students to write down any questions they have about the texts and putting them on display. Day 2 (30 mins) – Literal sheet Day 3 (30 mins) – Inference sheet (or meaning sheet if you prefer) Day 4 (30 mins) – Meaning sheet (or inference sheet if you prefer) Day 5 (45 mins) – Summary sheet and looking back at questions from the start of the week. This is the first in a series of Paired text resources looking at the seven continents of the world. Keep an eye on my store. Differentiation: All questions are the same, which should make marking easier! However, the texts differ, with asterisks in the bottom right corner indicating the reading level.
Times Table worksheets for KS2 - Free for all. Ideal for home schooling.
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Times Table worksheets for KS2 - Free for all. Ideal for home schooling.

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Engaging activities for multiplication facts. FREE, AS A GIFT FOR ALL IN 2020. :-) These multiplication fact sheets have been a great hit with my students, and I’m sure they will be with yours too. They will help students understand the concept of multiplication, as well as memorize their multiplication facts. They can be used as morning work, bell work, extra activities for early finishers, or even homework. Every page is aligned to the Common Core Standards. Students will learn to: identify numbers in times tables work out spellings of numbers in cryptic puzzles. sequence numbers forwards and backwards explore the relationship between multiplication and division compare calculations process information in word problems The activities not only test a child’s math skills, they also encourage them to use logic, reasoning and comprehension skills. Each worksheet is double sided and space is maximised to challenge your children with TEN different times table related activities linked to the table you are studying. Answers are provided. Your children will become familiar with the format as they work their way through the exercises table by table. Your children will certainly enjoy this different approach to learning their times tables! CONTENTS 3x table activity sheet 3x table answers 4x table activity sheet 4x table answers 5x table activity sheet 5x table answers 6x table activity sheet 6x table answers 7x table activity sheet 7x table answers 8x table activity sheet 8x table answers 9x table activity sheet 9x table answers 11x table activity sheet 11x table answers 12x table activity sheet 12x table answers
Christmas Maths Activities for 3x to 12x: Rudolf's Times Tables.
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Christmas Maths Activities for 3x to 12x: Rudolf's Times Tables.

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Here is a maths activity which is guaranteed to help your students progress in their learning as they get into the festive spirit. Join Rudolf and friends in these multiplication tables activities, which are designed to help your students learn their tables in a variety of ways. They are linked to the ‘Mastery’ approach being used in many UK schools. CONCEPTS EXPLORED: Greater than/less than Inverse operations Multiples Factors Number sequences Word problems Number sentences Related division facts There are also puzzles such as word searches and calculation crosswords. The activities not only test a child’s math skills, they also encourage them to use logic, reasoning and comprehension skills. Each times table can be printed on a double-sided sheet, cutting out the need for endless trips to the printer and ensuring a quiet and busy classroom! Your children will certainly enjoy this different approach to learning their times tables! CONTENTS 3x table activity worksheet and answers 4x table activity worksheet and answers 8x table activity worksheet and answers 5x table activity worksheet and answers 6x table activity worksheet and answers 7x table activity worksheet and answers 9x table activity worksheet and answers 11x table activity worksheet and answers 12x table activity worksheet and answers
Reading comprehensions - Mysteries of the World
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Reading comprehensions - Mysteries of the World

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BIGFOOT. LOCH NESS. LORD LUCAN. MARY CELESTE. ROSWELL. TURIN SHROUD. Does an ape-like biped roam the forests of North America? Is there a monster lurking in the depths of a Scottish lake? Is the face of Jesus miraculously printed in a piece of linen? Did Lord Lucan really kill the nanny? Do aliens exist? Where were the crew of the Mary Celeste? Answer these questions and more in this exciting Guided Reading resource looking at some of the greatest mysteries of the world. This collection of six guided reading activities, aimed at 10 and 11 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children try to solve these mysteries for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Reading Comprehensions: Text comparisons - ANTARCTICA
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Reading Comprehensions: Text comparisons - ANTARCTICA

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This guided reading resource includes a pair of texts about Antarctica with four comprehension skills sheets to complete, providing reading passages and questions that are challenging and engaging. Using the ‘LIMS’ approach, students work through Literal, Inference, Meaning and Summary questions to ensure that in the course of a week, they have practised skills in reading right across the Common Core. Text is differentiated and an answer scheme is provided. Suggested itinerary: Day 1 (30 mins) – Read both texts as a class. Highlight key parts. Discuss together. What have we learned? What do we want know more about? It is worth asking the students to write down any questions they have about the texts and putting them on display. Day 2 (30 mins) – Literal sheet Day 3 (30 mins) – Inference sheet (or meaning sheet if you prefer) Day 4 (30 mins) – Meaning sheet (or inference sheet if you prefer) Day 5 (45 mins) – Summary sheet and looking back at questions from the start of the week. This is the first in a series of Paired text resources looking at the seven continents of the world. Keep an eye on my store. ** Differentiation:** All questions are the same, which should make marking easier! However, the texts differ, with asterisks in the bottom right corner indicating the reading level.
AGAINST ALL ODDS! Reading comprehensions on amazing survival stories.
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AGAINST ALL ODDS! Reading comprehensions on amazing survival stories.

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This guided reading resource includes four epic stories of survival. These include the pilot who crash landed in the Hudson River, the football team who got trapped for weeks in a flooded cave and the child who fell into the gorilla enclosure at the zoo. Using the ‘LIMS’ approach, students work through Literal, Inference, Meaning and Summary questions to ensure that as your students find out about these captivating stories, they will also practise skills in reading right across the curriculum. As answer scheme is provided, and the product is ready to print and go. Here is a short sample taken from one of the stories: But shortly after take off, disaster struck. As the plane climbed from the airport, the pilot’s view was filled with a huge flock of large birds. Passengers heard a series of loud bangs, and showers of flame coming from the engines followed by silence and a sickening smell of fuel. The plane had struck a flock of Canada Geese, and lost power in both of the aircraft’s engines. Now useless as a plane, Sully found himself in charge of a 75-tonne glider. He had to think quickly. And examples of questions: *What type of birds struck the engine of Flight 1549? *Why is the plane described as a glider in the second paragraph? * This is the second set of survival stories I have compiled. The other package can be found here: Stories of Survival
Reading comprehension material - Greta Thunberg and Climate change
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Reading comprehension material - Greta Thunberg and Climate change

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Who is Greta Thunberg? What is Climate Change? This pair of reading comprehension activities, ideal for guided reading, are will help your students find out about the teenager who has made the world aware of climate change. Your students will develop reading comprehension skills through a range of retrieval and inference questions, using skills to skim and scan the text. In particular, they will learn about: Greta Thunberg What is climate change? What causes it? What can be done about it? Just print and go…no prep needed! Answers are provided. I have also included a black and white version of the product on pages to avoid the costs of colour graphics printing - something I’m sure Greta would approve of! This activity is part of a set that that I am currently putting together: Girls who Dare to be Different Thanks for your interest!
Reading comprehension - MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS - Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws and James Bond!
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Reading comprehension - MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS - Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jaws and James Bond!

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In December 2015, Star Wars - The Force Awakens was released and became the highest grossing movie at the box office in history. Star Wars is just one of several series of movie blockbusters - and the children in your class can find out all about them in this guided reading compilation! JAWS…STAR WARS…JAMES BOND…HARRY POTTER These guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, test childrens�� retrieval, inference and deduction skills. Questions and answers are provided, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required. Your children will love finding out about the stories behind some of the world’s movie blockbusters!
Maths Mastery times table resources
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Maths Mastery times table resources

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Here is a collection of times table resources for all times tables to help your students achieve greater depth in the learning of their times tables. They are aimed at children in Year 4 - 6.
Reading Comprehension texts: Around the World in 8 Days
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Reading Comprehension texts: Around the World in 8 Days

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Explore the world in just eight days with this comprehension reading compilation. Children will be fascinated to discover exciting facts about the following countries: China India Italy Russia Brazil Australia Egypt South Africa Each activity comes with 2 levels of questions to suit all learners: A red border for simpler questions A green border for more advanced questions An extension activity is provided with each activity, and each activity should take about an hour in total. You can use these as a comprehension exercise, a guided reading activity, a geography lesson or as part of a literacy project. Children can complete as homework, and develop their general knowledge about the world around them. Enjoy your travels! NOW WITH BONUS QUIZ ON KAHOOT! IDEAL FOR END OF UNIT. https://create.kahoot.it/#jumble/24391ecb-8e85-4ae3-9ddb-801ce9c79c93
Reading Comprehension: Brazil
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Reading Comprehension: Brazil

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Children will be fascinated to discover exciting facts about Brazil. There are 2 levels of questions to suit all learners: A red border for simpler questions A green border for more advanced questions An extension activity is also provided. You can use this as a comprehension exercise, a guided reading activity, a geography lesson or as part of a literacy project. Children can complete as homework, and develop their general knowledge about this amazing country. If you like this, then perhaps you might look at my 'Around the World in 8 Days' product. This includes seven more countries for you to read about.
Guided Reading - WW2 - The Blitz
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Guided Reading - WW2 - The Blitz

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This guided reading activity is aimed at 10-13 year olds. It focuses on the London Blitz in World War Two. It is part of my ‘Diaries of World War Two’ resource which is available for £1 from TES. Questions and answers are provided. I hope you and the children you teach find it useful.
Reading comprehensions - MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS - Star Wars,Jaws, Harry Potter, James Bond
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Reading comprehensions - MOVIE BLOCKBUSTERS - Star Wars,Jaws, Harry Potter, James Bond

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In December 2015, Star Wars - The Force Awakens was released and became the highest grossing movie at the box office in history. Star Wars is just one of several series of movie blockbusters - and the children in your class can find out all about them in this guided reading compilation! JAWS…STAR WARS…JAMES BOND…HARRY POTTER These guided reading activities, aimed at children aged 10-13 years old, test childrens’ retrieval, inference and deduction skills. Questions and answers are provided, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required. Your children will love finding out about the stories behind some of the world’s movie blockbusters!
Reading Comprehensions - Mysteries of the World
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Reading Comprehensions - Mysteries of the World

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BIGFOOT. LOCH NESS. LORD LUCAN. MARY CELESTE. ROSWELL. TURIN SHROUD. Does an ape-like biped roam the forests of North America? Is there a monster lurking in the depths of a Scottish lake? Is the face of Jesus miraculously printed in a piece of linen? Did Lord Lucan really kill the nanny? Do aliens exist? Where were the crew of the Mary Celeste? Answer these questions and more in this exciting Guided Reading resource looking at some of the greatest mysteries of the world. This collection of six guided reading activities, aimed at 10 and 11 year olds, tests children’s comprehension, retrieval, inference and deduction skills. It will also promote lively and engaging classroom discussion as children try to solve these mysteries for themselves. Each activity has questions and answers, with an indication of how many marks are on offer at the end of each question. This is particularly helpful for children preparing for reading tests and exams, encouraging them to give fuller answers where required.
Reading comprehension package - The Queen and the Royal Family
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Reading comprehension package - The Queen and the Royal Family

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In 2016, Her Majesty The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday. This collection of three reading comprehensions celebrates this occasion, providing biographical information about The Queen and her family. Your children will find out about: A day in the life of The Queen The Queen’s two birthdays The Royal Family Tree The wedding of Prince William and Kate Each comprehension task come complete with answers and suggests how many marks are available for each question - perfect preparation for reading assessments.